Euro 2016 drink-drive warning | Motoring Issues - Car News Jun 2016

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14:56 Wednesday 08 Jun 2016

The start of the UEFA Euro 2016 competition this week has led a road safety organisation to voice concerns that football fans may find the temptation to drink-and-drive harder to resist.

“We understand that fans will want to enjoy a football match over a fresh pint of beer, but taking more than the recommended guidelines will put your health and that of others at severe risk”, said Chris Davies of IAM RoadSmart.

“Certainly avoid drinking at all costs if you will be getting behind the wheel – you will only end up putting your licence, livelihood and liberty at stake, so simply don’t risk it!”

An average strength pint of beer can remain in your bloodstream for at least two hours, meaning four pints would take more than eight hours and increase the risk that you would still be over the limit the morning after. Knowing what you are drinking helps you to understand the number of units you’ve consumed, so avoid mixing your drinks. IAM Roadsmart advise alternating with soft drinks to give your body chance to flush out the alcohol, to try and opt for lower strength alcoholic drinks, and stop drinking well before the end of the night to reduce the risk of morning-after drink-driving.

 

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